Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries
A mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result from any type of damage to the cranium. A mild TBI is no different from a concussion, and the terms are interchangeable. The most common causes of ER visits for TBI are falls, blunt trauma to the head, car wrecks, and assaults.
Symptoms of a mild TBI include:
- Memory loss
- Dizziness/loss of balance
- Visual disturbances
- Irritability/emotional disturbances
- Poor attention/trouble with concentration
Litigating mild TBI cases can be a challenge. For starters, many TBI injuries are often overlooked because patients seem to make a complete recovery. However, many of the longterm consequences of mild TBI can take months or even years to manifest, making it difficult to attribute the symptoms to a prior brain trauma.
While tough to litigate mild TBI cases, it’s not impossible. An argument for causation, prognosis, and future medical expenses can be made. This requires using the latest literature, clinical proof such as PET and SPECT brain scans, and expert testimony to prove to the jury that an invisible injury has occurred.
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